What’s Cookin’ Wednesday–Chicken Cordon Bleu

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Chicken Cordon Bleu is definitely one of my favorite foods. I always thought it was just something I ordered at restaurants because it would be too complicated and time-consuming to do at home. But this allrecipes.com five-star recipe proved me wrong. It’s not too hard and doesn’t take much time at all! You can read all the reviews on the site and see that it really is an amazing recipe. I made just a couple very, very minor changes.

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Ingredients

6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
6 slices Swiss cheese
6 slices ham
3 tablespoons wheat flour
1 teaspoon paprika
6 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup dry white cooking wine
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup heavy whipping cream (Sometimes I just use milk and add one or two tablespoons more of cornstarch and it works fine!)

Pound chicken breasts if they are too thick (I like to get the thinly sliced ones. They save lots of mess and time, I think). Place a cheese and ham slice on each breast within 1/2 inch of the edges. Fold the edges of the chicken over the filling, and secure with toothpicks (mine never work out this way…ham and cheese usually hang out the edges, and that is fine for us. Ideally not, but perfection is something I don’t focus on too much here, and they’re still delicious!). Mix the flour and paprika in a small bowl, and coat the chicken pieces.
Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook the chicken until browned on all sides. Add the wine and bouillon. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
Remove the toothpicks, and transfer the breasts to a warm platter. Blend the cornstarch with the cream in a small bowl, and whisk slowly into the skillet. Cook, stirring until thickened, and pour over the chicken. Serve warm.

What’s for dinner at your house this December Wednesday night?

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9 thoughts on “What’s Cookin’ Wednesday–Chicken Cordon Bleu

  1. Sheila

    Sounds good! But I still don’t know if I would take the time to make it. These days I avoid the kitchen as much as possible!

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    • It’s definitely not a once-a-week type meal! But it did turn out pretty great, so I think it might be worth the occasional “slaving away in the kitchen” kind of night. 🙂

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  2. I know this is a recipe post, but just had to chime in and say I LOVE THOSE PLATES. I would so love to gift a set like that to my mom who is into all things nautical! Glad you are learning from your cooking adventures…..probably many pleasant surprises like this in store for you…finding out things aren’t nearly as complex as they seem…..am sure your men there are appreciating this adventure of yours.

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    • Ha! Yes, I love those plates too. 🙂 We got them for our wedding from my uncle. I always feel really fancy when we get them out. This cooking adventure is fun, I must say. And my family seems much happier when they are full with good food!

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  3. Mmm, this looks so yummy! I too love Chicken Cordon Bleu. You are inspiring me in your desire to cook more. I’ve been trying to as well, and it makes me feel better. Just knowing that I’m really nurturing my family gives me this wonderful feeling inside. 🙂 Great post, Chelsi! I’m loving this new series you are doing!

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    • I’m glad you’re liking it! I suppose even if my family are the only ones benifiting it’s definitely worth it, but it’s fun to know that others are enjoying it too. 🙂 It really does make you feel pretty good when you sit down with your family to a good, nutritious meal, doesn’t it? It’s certainly a labor of love.

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  4. Looks delicious! I love to cook and am always trying to find something tAsty and fairly simple to add to the rotation and I love chicken. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. This brings back many memories of my mom’s own chicken cordon bleu–it was straight from the freezer to the over! She was always good at the frozen foods. 🙂 😉 This looks great though–and not difficult either. A win/win for sure!

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